Renal Question #37


The nurse is preparing an instructional discharge plan for a client with polycystic kidney disease and teaching will include which of the following instructions? (select all that apply)


  1. Take all medications as ordered such as ACE inhibitors for hypertension and diuretics for edema.
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  2. Limit fluid intake since renal failure is imminent.
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  3. Maintain fluid intake of at least 2,500 mL per day.
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  4. Know signs and symptoms of urinary tract infection.
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Teaching a client with polycycstic kidney disease includes understanding medications, and why/how they will help; to maintain fluid intake (to help prevent UTI and calculi); and to be proactive against UTIs. Other teaching includes restricted sodium.

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